Keys, Calvin / Vertical Clearance
Album:Vertical Clearance Collection:Jazz
Artist:Keys, Calvin Added:Apr 2006
Label:Wide Hive 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-05-14 Pull Date:2006-07-16 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jul 16Jun 18May 28May 21

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 09, 2010:The Jazz Hour
Unresolved Daydream
4.Jun 12, 2006:No Cover, No Minimum
Vertical Clearance
2.Dec 01, 2006:No Cover, No Minimum
Last Exit
5.May 22, 2006:No Cover, No Minimum
Last Exit
3.Jul 14, 2006:Memory Select
Proceed With Caution '06
6.May 19, 2006:Memory Select
Proceed With Caution '06

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-05-13 
Bay area guitarist favoring soul/funk settings and a "nighttime jazz" sheen. Mainstream stuff heavy in organ and vibes, with a mellow feel but tempos fast enough to deliver some nicely involved solos. Horns appear only here and there but add a nice change of pace. Dangerously verges on smooth jazz here and there, but Keys turns in some nice work overall.

1- Latin, kind of, with percussion and mid/fast horns
2- Thumpy drums and mysterious air, fairly fast
3- Fast minor-key jam. Pleasant jazz chorus.
4- Adventurous. Fast floaty playing and a complex jazz middle
5- After-hours stuff, funky mellow, mid/fast. Ick.
6- Mildly spacey start; digs in for a nicely aggressive jam
7- Echoey 7/4 time, a friendly warm soul/jazz bit.
8- Cool vibes feel. Picks up after a slowish intro, into a nicely rolling pace.
9- Mellow and flowing
10- Softly jazzy, with a fairly fast pace.
11- Slowly funky '70s horn line, a crisp snappy midtempo piece

Track Listing
1.Mrkgy 6.Vertical Clearance
2.Spreading Spirit 7.Seven & Sonny Straight Up
3.Unresolved Daydream 8.Maximum Height
4.Proceed With Caution '06 9.Blue D
5.Secaucus S. Rutherford 10.Drunk Monk
 11.Last Exit